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Playwright Ntozake Shange reacts to criticism of 'For Colored Girls'

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Ione Brown, at age 47, is featured in a northern Minnesota newspaper, the Park Region Echo in 1950. Brown is the maternal grandmother of NPR's Michele Norris, co-host of All Things Considered. In an upcoming interview with host Michel Martin, Norris shares her family's complex history with matters of race, as chronicled in her new memoir The Grace of Silence.. 'The Grace of Silence' by Michele Norris hide caption

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